Food & History: May 1 1886 Angelo Del Monte and ‘Papa’ Marianetti opened Ristorante Fior d’ Italia, America’s oldest Italian restaurant in the heart of San Francisco’s North Beach, now located at 2237 Mason Street in San Francisco. 1899 Bayer introduces aspirin in Germany. 1924 Table salt with iodine goes on sale in grocery stores […]
Food & History: April 30 1792 John Montague, Earl of Sandwich dies. Captain Cook named the Sandwich Islands after him (now known as Hawaii). He is said to have invented the sandwich as a quick meal so as not to interrupt his gambling sessions. 1939 The New York World’s Fair opens with the theme ‘Dawn […]
Food & History: April 29 1884 Michael Thomas Bass, Jr. dies, Grandson of Bass Brewery founder, William Bass. He took control of the company in 1827, and by 1881 Bass was the largest brewery in the world. 1988 McDonald’s announces it will be opening 20 Moscow restaurants. They will serve Bolshoi Mak instead of Big […]
Food & History: April 28 1796 Amelia Simmons publishes ‘American Cookery’, the first cookbook written by an American. 1944 Alice Waters was born, American chef, restaurateur and cookbook author. 1992 The USDA unveils its new Food Pyramid diet chart.
Food & History: April 26 1966 Justin R. Cristaldi born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey at 1:37am. Foodie, photographer, mixologist, cook and blogger. 2006 Chicago bans the sale of foie gras, later to be repealed in 2008. 2012 Indonesia suspends some beef imports from USA following discovery of an American dairy cow in California infected […]
Justin R. Cristaldi Justin R. Cristaldi has been blogging since before blog was even a known term. He had authored thousands of pages of all things Italian and Sicilian on a website called SicilianCulture.com – it included every bottle of wine he tasted, every Italian spirit he drank, every food from all the regions in Italy, […]
Food & History: April 25 1940 Sicilian-American Actor Al Pacino Born in Harlem, New York City. 1965 Swedish engineer Sten Gustav Thulin issued US patent for the modern disposable plastic grocery bag
Food & History: April 24 1766 Founder of the Farmer’s Almanac, Robert Bailey Thomas born. 1833 Jacob Ebert and George Dulty patent the first soda fountain. 1886 Petroleum discovered on the Egyptian shore of the Red Sea. 1914 Cajun Chef Justin Wilson born. 1949 Chocolate rationing ends in Britain.
Food & History: April 23 1985 Coca-Cola announced it was changing its 99 year old secret formula but soon reverted back to the “Original Formula” after New Coke failed. To this day many suspect it was all a marketing scheme. 1992 The first McDonald’s in Beijing, China opens. It is also the world’s largest McDonald’s […]
Food & History: April 22 1913 Thomas Wright of New Jersey patents a method to load ice on to refrigerator railroad cars. 1948 Prosper Montagne dies, was one of the greatest French chefs of all time mainly remembered as the creator of Larousse Gastronomique in 1938, a comprehensive encyclopedia of French gastronomy. 1964 The New […]